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In Santa Monica we recommend the following car hire offers

from 50 £ per day
Plus Package

Offers with top price-performance ratio

Compact
e.g. Nissan Versa
9 Days from 12.07 - 21.07.2024
Example vehicle
from 110 £ per day
Mini

Alone on the road or only with small baggage? Then this will be sufficient!

e.g. Chrysler Town Country 7P Aut. 5dr A/C
9 Days from 12.07 - 21.07.2024
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from 69 £ per day
All-round carefree package

This way nothing can go wrong - carefree and all inclusive!

Economy
e.g. Ford Fiesta Aut. 2dr A/C
9 Days from 12.07 - 21.07.2024
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Santa Monica is a vibrant city located in western Los Angeles County, California. With its stunning coastline, beautiful beach, and iconic pier, it's no surprise why Santa Monica has been a favourite holiday destination for decades.

Driving in Santa Monica

Compared to the UK, driving in Santa Monica, as with the rest of the USA, requires a bit of adjustment. From driving on the right side of the road, to understanding different traffic rules, it's important to familiarize yourself before you hit the road.

Car Class Recommendations

If you're travelling as a family or group, an SUV or minivan would be the ideal car class for your travels. For solo travellers or couples, a compact or economy car would suffice, considering the sometimes tight parking spaces in the city.

Parking and Traffic

Parking in Santa Monica can be challenging, especially during peak times. Therefore, having a rental car will allow you the flexibility to park in more convenient locations without the worry of getting fined. Also, keep in mind that traffic can get congested on weekdays, particularly during rush hours.

Speed Limits and Traffic Rules

Speed limits in Santa Monica are usually clearly marked, with residential areas typically set at 25 mph (40 kph), and highways between 55-70 mph (89-113 kph). Remember, unlike the UK, turning right on a red light is allowed unless otherwise indicated.

Attractions

From enjoying fun-filled activities on Santa Monica Pier, to biking down Santa Monica Beach, the city offers countless attractions for everyone. Plan your trip effectively to make the most of your holiday!

Seasonal Events

Throughout the year, Santa Monica hosts a range of events - from summer concerts to film festivals. Check out the city's events calendar to see what's happening during your visit.

Transport Links

There are several transport links that connect Santa Monica with neighbouring cities and attractions. These include the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), and Union Station - the main railway station in LA.

Climate, Currency, and More

Santa Monica generally enjoys a mild, temperate climate. Bring layers, as it can get cool in the evenings. The currency is the US dollar and, compared to the UK, eating out and certain consumer goods can be less expensive due to lower taxes.

With these tips, you can fully enjoy your Santa Monica vacation, from masterfully navigating American road rules to exploring the best attractions in the city. Happy driving!

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